First citrus trees appeared in the Himalayan foothills, scientists says – FreshFruitPortal.com

They believe that when the climate changed millions of years ago, bringing weaker monsoons and drier weather, the plants were able to spread out of the Himalayas and throughout southeast Asia.

Source: First citrus trees appeared in the Himalayan foothills, scientists says – FreshFruitPortal.com

Australia set to reduce regulations of CRISPR gene editing to speed up crop research | Genetic Literacy Project

Australia is set to reform how it regulates new genetic engineering techniques, which experts say will help to dramatically speed up health and agriculture

Source: Australia set to reduce regulations of CRISPR gene editing to speed up crop research | Genetic Literacy Project

Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides? | Genetic Literacy Project

One common belief about modern farming is that farmers use pesticides in excess on their crops. A plant scientist explains the truth.

Source: Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides? | Genetic Literacy Project

Genetically modified healthier foods: Will consumers accept Cargill’s low-fat GMO canola oil? | Genetic Literacy Project

Rich Fletcher spent 11 years tinkering with the genetics of the canola plant in pursuit of a single goal: Lowering the fat content of the oil it produces,

Source: Genetically modified healthier foods: Will consumers accept Cargill’s low-fat GMO canola oil? | Genetic Literacy Project

Popular Cavendish banana heading towards extinction, with GMO and gene edited varieties only viable saviors | Genetic Literacy Project

We are in the age of the Cavendish, a banana cultivar that accounts for 99 percent of imports to the Western world. But the Cavendish is in trouble. … At

Source: Popular Cavendish banana heading towards extinction, with GMO and gene edited varieties only viable saviors | Genetic Literacy Project

Video: How plants use natural chemicals and other defenses to protect against pests | Genetic Literacy Project

For the most part, plants appear to be harmless and passive organisms at the lowest rung of the food chain. However, many plants have developed sophisticat

Source: Video: How plants use natural chemicals and other defenses to protect against pests | Genetic Literacy Project

Video: How are CRISPR crops regulated differently than GMOs? | Genetic Literacy Project

Critics say the Obama Administration balked on an opportunity to update Reagan-era guidelines on how agencies like the Department of Agriculture regulate f

Source: Video: How are CRISPR crops regulated differently than GMOs? | Genetic Literacy Project

Viewpoint: Biggest ‘bee apocalypse’ myth? There isn’t one | Genetic Literacy Project

espite panicked claims of an apocalypse, managed honeybee colonies in the United States have actually been rising since 2008. In fact, as of April 2017, U.

Source: Viewpoint: Biggest ‘bee apocalypse’ myth? There isn’t one | Genetic Literacy Project